Thames Tidal (1)

On 31st March 2012 Hastings Diesels Limited operated its Thames Tidal excursion from Hastings to Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness. This was routed via the Catford Loop to Clapham Junction thence New Kew Junction, Dudding Hill Junction, West Hampstead North Junction, Junction Road Junction to a reversal and photo-stop at Barking.

From Barking the excursion passed through Stratford to Gas Factory Junction and into Fenchurch Street.


During its test run on the 28th March 2012 a signal failure lead to 1001 returning
via Rye thus resulting in Mountfield leading upon arrival at Tonbridge.

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Following its stop at Bromley South and passage around
Factory Curve, 1001 arrives at Clapham Junction.

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Colin Duff


Following stops at Bromley South and Clapham Junction this is upon arrival at Barking. The red blinds have already been put up but the Midland lamp has yet to be moved forward.

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Looking across the platforms at Barking.

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A district line train sits
alongside 1001 at Barking.

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One has to ask how often this routing has appeared at Barking?

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Colin Duff


A member of Hastings Diesels staff places the
Midland lamp for the run into Fenchurch Street.

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Colin Duff


Passengers back on board and 1001
awaits the road from Barking.

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1001 approaches Fenchurch Street.


Kevin Blakeman


As the doors were released at Fenchurch Street photographers
start their sprint down the platform to take pictures.

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In the gloom of Fenchurch Street 1001 is
ready to depart for Southend Central.

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Click here for more photographs taken on day.

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